Studio Blog

Clockpunk Clients Rule!

Here at Clockpunk Studios, we’re proud of the sites we design, and we continue to draw inspiration from the successes of the people for whom we design those sites. There’s very little that gives us the same thrill as hearing back from clients about what they’ve been up to after launch day. Why? Well, the […]

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Who Should Design Your Author Website?

As an author or small business owner, you have a lot of options when it comes to commissioning your website. There are seemingly infinite possibilities, even taking into account your budget and what you want your site to do. It can be overwhelming to contemplate, especially if you’re starting from scratch, so we’ve composed a handy […]

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Avoiding the XY Problem and Author Web Design

You wake up one day and your vision is blurry. You Google “blurry vision,” eyes pressed nearly to your computer screen, and find a bunch of websites that advocate eating licorice root for eye health. So you have your significant other drive you to the health food store and get some licorice root extract and […]

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In Praise of Small Things

A few decades ago, “big” was in. Big Gulps, Big Box Stores, megachurches, the Notorious B.I.G., supersized meals… there was even a movie, Big. We loved the perceived value of buying “in bulk,” and neighborhoods welcomed the arrivals of Super Walmarts and Super Targets. Bigger was almost universally considered to be better. Nowadays, the pendulum […]

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Taking our Own Advice

As a web design studio, obviously we here at Clockpunk Studios care deeply about cultivating a robust and meaningful web presence not just for our clients, but for ourselves. That’s why we recently redesigned and relaunched our studio site, in order to showcase our favorite elegant, clean aesthetics, as well as highlight our wide range […]

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The Hugo Awards

The Hugo Award is one of the highest accolades given out by the science fiction and fantasy communities. The Hugos are awarded at the annual World Science Fiction Convention, which travels around the globe to a new location each year, and it’s quite the event for the SFF community. Eligible works must be written in English […]

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How Secure is Your Website?

One of the many reasons we here at Clockpunk Studios love WordPress so darn much is security. WordPress has made security a priority, so that you don’t have to worry—as much—about your website being hacked by creepy pharmacies trying to sell…. well, you know what they’re trying to sell, or by companies so desperate to […]

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Empowering Authors

Did you know that Jeremiah Tolbert, the founder of Clockpunk Studios and our primary web designer, is also an author himself? That’s right—Jeremiah’s fiction can be found in magazines including Ideomancer, Interzone, Shimmer, Fantasy, and Lightspeed, and anthologies like Federations and The Way of the Wizard. He’s been publishing fiction for over ten years. That […]

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Welcome Matty!

We’re happy to announce the newest member of the Clockpunk Studios team! For the last eight months we’ve been interested in hiring a new recruit, and we’ve finally found the perfect candidate. He’s proven himself to be eager, on time (early, actually), persistent, and eager to advocate for himself. All joking aside, Matthew Manley Tolbert […]

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Clockpunk Studios, Online Publishing, and You

Online magazines are hot right now. The speed and beauty of online publishing, combined with the ease of producing beautiful issues, not to mention the low overhead costs, have made the Internet the venue of choice for professional-rate magazines and indie ‘zines alike. Even traditional print magazines typically have online content these days, whether it’s […]

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